Practice and Procedure

R V B (2004)

PUBLISHED June 29, 2004

[2004] EWCA Crim 1705

Convictions for rape and indecent assault were safe despite considerable delay between the offences and trial. The trial judge had been right to refuse an application for a stay for abuse of process and a submission of no case to answer. He had correctly concluded that the matter was one for the jury with the assistance of directions on prejudice and delay.

CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, Gage J, Sir Richard Rougier)